Community funds comedy drama about learning stand-up

One part comedy, one part drama, and one part documentary, the School of Hard Knock Knocks (SHKK) has launched episode one and two of ‘Is This Thing On?‘, a show about learning stand-up comedy. The brainchild of SHKK co-founder, Morry Morgan, and partly funded by the SHKK alumni, this six-part, 30-minute TV show transforms ten budding stand-up comedians into confident …

Australia's funniest stand-up comedian

Stand-up comedy school hires Australia’s funniest stand-up comedians

Some of the Australia’s funniest stand-up comedians coach the School of Hard Knock Knocks comedy courses around Australia. Actually, that’s not entirely true. We also have funny Brits (Jeff Green and Glynn Nicholas), Japanese (Mayumi Nobetsu) and did you know that Greg Fleet is actually an American?! These hilarious comics provide advice, give feedback, and share their comedic journeys. They …

072: Marc Ryan – Bogans and Raw Comedy

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Australian comedian Marc Ryan is a self diagnosed bogan. He’s also a State winner, and national finalist of Raw Comedy. And through his success, Marc has been able to go full time – although not without some serious thought. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast, host Morry Morgan and comedian Marc Ryan discuss Raw Comedy, building a comedy …

067: Gerry Masi – Character comedy with Mad Dog Malcolm

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A wig, flairs, and a fake moustache, and Mad Dog Malcolm Cummings was born. The creation of Australian comedian, Gerry Masi, Mad Dog is part crooner, part playboy, with a light splattering of sleaze. Together, he’s a hilarious 1970s character, that is all too familiar. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode, host Morry Morgan talks to comedian …

050: Glynn Nicholas – And it all began in Adelaide

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This is not your usual School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast.  This episode was recorded live at the Adelaide Podcast Festival, within the greater Adelaide Festival, and in front of a live audience. And keeping in theme, I kept things local by bringing in my old friend and Adelaide artist, Luke Lombe, and comedian and national treasure, Glynn Nicholas. Few …

040: Ben Horowitz – Looking back on 2017

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What a year we’ve had at the School of Hard Knock Knocks. In this episode, Ben Horowitz and Morry Morgan talk about the year that was, the celebrity guest comedians who taught our stand-up comedy courses across Australia,  the personalities that emerged from our comedy graduates, as well as the upcoming opportunity for our “Best” graduates to perform at the …